Education Report Roundup

Dropouts Identifiable By 6th Grade Factors

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — March 30, 2005 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

Nearly half of Philadelphia students who will drop out of the city’s public school system before graduating from high school can be identified as early as 6th grade, a study concludes.

A summary of the report, “Keeping Middle Grades Students on Track to Graduation,” is available from the Philadelphia Education Fund. (Requires Powerpoint)

Philadelphia 6th graders with low attendance rates, poor behavior, or failing grades in reading and math have little chance of graduating from high school on time, and more than half will end up as dropouts, the study found.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore followed students who were 6th graders during the 1996-97 school year and gauged their academic progress through 2003-04, a year after they were scheduled to graduate.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
Attend to the Whole Child: Non-Academic Factors within MTSS
Learn strategies for proactively identifying and addressing non-academic barriers to student success within an MTSS framework.
Content provided by Renaissance
Classroom Technology K-12 Essentials Forum How to Teach Digital & Media Literacy in the Age of AI
Join this free event to dig into crucial questions about how to help students build a foundation of digital literacy.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: June 19, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: June 12, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 29, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 8, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read